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Congressman Watkins Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber

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Today, Congressman Steve Watkins (KS-02) received the "Spirit of Enterprise Award" from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-business issues from January 2019 through January 2020.

This is the 32nd year that the Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress. By earning the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award, Congressman Watkins has shown his commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also his commitment to the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.

Congressman Steve Watkins, issued the following statement:

"Businesses face enough challenges as is and the last thing they should have to worry about is the government getting in their way. I will always lead the way to cutting red tape so that Kansas businesses can thrive and prosper in our free enterprise system. I am proud of this recognition of my pro-business policies and look forward to working with the Chamber to enact pro-business policies that move our country forward as we transition to greatness and defeat the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus."

U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue, issued the following statement:

"In these uncertain times with daunting economic and social challenges facing our nation, it is imperative that leaders in Washington are focused on propelling American businesses forward to create jobs and economic growth from California to Maine," said Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system. I'm proud to recognize these 259 Members of Congress for their commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America's workforce and on Main Streets across the nation."


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